LANGSTON HUGHES: A PROTEST POET

Authors

  • Ms. Sana Mansuri PhD Research Scholar, School of Languages, Gujarat University, Ahmedabad, India.

Keywords:

Harlem Renaissance, African-Americans, Native-Americans, racial consciousness

Abstract

The present study makes a critical analysis of the protest poetry of Langston Hughes, one of the most demonstrative African American poets and a leader of the most important literary and political movement in America—Harlem Renaissance. The present paper mainly provides a comprehensive view on the major themes of Hughes poems and how he firmly believed in the equality of all races. As a Black poet he chose to write about the harsh realities and openly spoke about the discriminations faced by the African Americans in America.

References

I. Bontemps, Arna. The Harlem Renaissance Remembered. Essays edited with a Memoir. Dodd Mead. New York.

II. Jackson, Maurice and Thomas Inge, ed. Black American Writers : Volume I. London, The Macmillan press Ltd, 1978.

III. Bontemps, Arna. The poetry of the Negro. New York: Doubleday & Company inc, 1949.

IV. Reid, Margaret A. “LANGSTON HUGHES: RHETORIC AND PROTEST.” The Langston Hughes Review, vol. 3, no. 1, 1984, pp. 13–20. JSTOR, www.jstor.org/stable/26432686. Accessed 1 Oct. 2020.

Additional Files

Published

15-10-2020

How to Cite

Ms. Sana Mansuri. (2020). LANGSTON HUGHES: A PROTEST POET. International Education and Research Journal (IERJ), 6(10). Retrieved from http://ierj.in/journal/index.php/ierj/article/view/2158